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Discover Duchamp's 'unknown' brother in Amsterdam

Discover Duchamp's 'unknown' brother in Amsterdam
13 Aug 2010

Art enthusiasts visiting Amsterdam this year can head to the Van Gogh Museum to see an exhibition showcasing work by acclaimed surrealist Marcel Duchamp's 'unknown' brother Gaston, who worked under the pseudonym Jacques Villon.

The Rijksmuseum will present the display from 26 September as part of its annual collaboration with the Van Gogh Museum.

Villon was a painter and graphic artist who created almost 700 prints and paintings during his career.

He trained in Montmartre and took inspiration from the likes of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent van Gogh and Pierre Bonnard before developing his own style, which brought him international success from 1950 onwards.

People taking breaks in Amsterdam can head to the Van Gogh Museum to see a selection of pieces that represent the range of techniques Villon used, such as etching, drypoint engraving and lithography.

Also showing at the museum is a presentation offering a behind-the-scenes look at the ongoing restoration of the Van Gogh painting The Bedroom.

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